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From Struggling Solopreneur to Success with Andrea Walker

Watching today’s guest grow her business over the last five years or so has been a real pleasure. Andrea Walker joins us in a conversation about the struggles she had with bringing on team members early on in her solopreneur journey, and the success she enjoys today.

Andrea and her business, Smartly Organized, are featured in a case study in Dr. Sabrina’s latest book, How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members.

You are sure to recognize yourself in many parts of this inspiring discussion and experience some of your own great “A-ha!” moments.

Certified Professional Organizer® Andrea Walker is passionate about helping her clients. As owner of Smartly Organized, a professional organizing firm headquartered in New Jersey, Andrea and her team have been helping discerning clients accomplish their organizing goals since 2010.

Her company specializes in offering sanity-saving solutions to keep you on track before, during, and after your move. With her proprietary SmartMove™ system her team will declutter, organize, and stage your home for a quick and profitable sale and then make your new house a home in as little as one day.

Her attention to detail and high level of service set her apart from her peers, making her your trusted partner. A Smartly Organized move is the smartest move you will ever make!

Andrea has been quoted in various publications, appeared on the TV show “Hoarders:  Buried Alive,” and was interviewed on NBC’s home improvement show “HouseSmartsTV” where her work organizing 250 pair of boots and shoes was featured in a segment.

Prior to launching her own firm, Andrea held senior positions in risk management at various well-known financial institutions.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Andrea attributes the success in building her team to the process that is outlined in Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series.
  • Andrea shares the impact of writing a great job ad.
  • One epiphany that Andrea experienced was Dr. Sabrina’s observation that A-players hang together.
  • Immutable laws and the value of the process in building teams that we take pride in.
  • There is wisdom in regularly seeking input from others.
  • We don’t really know how we’re different from others in the same industry, so we need to hear outside feedback on how other people see us and how our clients experience us.
  • Growth is not always easy, but staying stagnant is not an option.
  • Knowing your sweet spot is essential to attracting the best to your business.
  • Pumpkin Planning your business is not required before you decide to hire, but it would make it a more efficient process.
  • Testimonials tell us what our top clients are paying attention to, and we can improve on these things to attract the better clients.

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How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.